Magic and Science
Jeffrey Mishlove has interviewed every visionary brainiac, New Age weirdo, and paranormal superstar under the sun. Now Mishlove is back with New Thinking Allowed, and he kindly invited me on the show to talk a quarter century of Techgnosis.
I discuss my intellectual trajectory, the lessons of 1990s "cyberdelia," and how techgnostic themes continue to inform our era of AI, post-truth polarization, simulation, and the explosion of digital occultism.
A talk on media, conspiracy, gnosis, and weirdness online, part of the excellent Weird Gnosis exhibition.
A scholarly essay on the relationship between magick and science in the rocketry and sorcery of Jack Parsons.
A catalog essay on the contemporary reframing of animism, from an art show devoted to rare earth elements.
My latest Arthur column, on MP3 mania
An overview of Philip K. Dick written back in the day
Let There Be Q
A look at the spiritual ad campaign for Motorola's hip new handheld
Game Over: the Mutation of Pinball
A brief history of the evolution and decline of one of the twentieth centurys liveliest machines.
The Joy of Sticks
A review of Van Burnham's fascinating Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age, 1971-1984.
The Soft Machine
An alchemical Deleuzian ode to a kiddie goop toy called Gak; perhaps my maddest piece.
Mars Gone Wild
Millions of amateur astronomers have pored over pictures of the Red Planet. Experience the thrill of discovery - or self-delusion - for yourself!
Forging the Dragonslayer
Futuristic cyber-mettalurgy meets the ancient alchemical art of the forge.
Barbed Wired Net
Dispatches from the Net in the days following the destruction of the Albert Murrah Federal Building in 1995.
It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World
Anthropological notes from a summer of MUD addiction, circa 1993.